Table tennis Sarah gets shot at North Korean

posted Aug 19, 2012, 4:41 PM by Gina Connell

Among the realms of improbable phrases in our world, being able to say "I've had a North Korean at my table" must be right up there. However, New Zealand table tennis player Sarah Her-Lee will soon be able to say it.

Currently ranked fourth in the country, Her-Lee has received a special invitation to ply her trade in the world's most mysterious nation, in the Pyongyang International Invitation Tournament, a biannual event held in the North Korean capital since 1981. Her-Lee will play on a composite team, alongside players from Norway and Denmark and against teams from China, Russia, Mongolia, Japan, Iran - and the hosts.